Posts Tagged: DTS

The road to survival for small NZ fibre providers

Chorus are steadily rolling out UFB fibre across New Zealand, and as they do, they are encroaching on areas where a number of smaller regional providers hold a substantial market share. Vector, CityLink, Electricity Ashburton (EA) and Unison all sit within this category (there are probably others, but I don’t know enough about them to …

DTS Acquires ITtelenet

I could have written a fairly dull press release to detail the fact that DTS today finalised the purchase of ITtelenet. It would have been full of the usual self-praise found in such releases, all in the 3rd person despite being written by us in-house, but I decided to be a bit more candid and …

The maths behind unlimited data

The commoditisation of consumer and business grade internet is to a large extent now complete, and enterprise/corporate internet is close to following suit. My definition of commoditisation, and hopefully I have nailed this, is when services are largely uniform between suppliers from a consumers point of view and price is the primary determining factor in …

Sydney moves closer to New Zealand

Megaport has entered New Zealand and is partnering with Vibe subsidiary IntelliPath to increase the number of DC’s around NZ that can provide Megaport access, and in turn, extend the reach of MegaIX. As a company that currently runs virtual cross connects via our Sydney Megaport node and peers across MegaIX in Australia, this development …

New Australian wholesale legislation proposed

Australian federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a discussion draft of the new carrier license conditions intended to curb the competitive threat to the NBN posed by TPG’s FTTB push. Key elements looks to be (as stated in CommsDay 16th October 2014) A carrier must “establish and maintain a wholesale company and a retail …

How I would spend Chorus’ marketing dollar

It seems as if ‘Gigatown’ is the single marketing focus for Chorus, while confusion about their service options and installation process is rampant among both the consumer and Retail Service Provider (RSP) market pools.  Based on the $500,000 community project fund for the eventual winning town, the $200,000 development fund, and the cost of the …

How will a new international cable benefit NZ?

I am going to write a three part series of posts on the subject of the additional undersea cables planned for NZ in the coming years. These posts will cover pricing, redundancy, and capacity respectively. This week I will start with capacity. Common misconceptions I watched Rod Drury speak on TV One in NZ a …